Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: Trio Gaspard
Fresh. Confident. Spirited.
Who’s on stage
Trio Gaspard, three amazing musicians hailing from Germany, Greece and the UK who’ve won international prizes individually and together.
What they’re playing
Five pieces that show the versatility and variety of the piano trio (piano, violin and cello) by composers Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Sandor Veress and Helena Winkelman.
Need to know
Price: £7.50 – £23.00
Running time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval.
Discounts: save if you’re in full time education, accompanying a child or assisting a disabled ticket holder.
Age: Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
What you'll hear
Helena Winkelman Piano Trio
Joseph Haydn Piano Trio No.44 in E, Hob XV:28
Sandor Veress Tre Quadri for Piano Trio
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances
Robert Schumann Piano Trio No.2 in F, Op.80
What's happening in the music
Sandor Veress was a Swiss-Hungarian composer whose trio ‘Three Paintings’ was composed in 1963. Haydn’s piano trios are performed less often than his string quartets, but No.44 certainly shows an abundance of the mastery and inventiveness for which he is loved. Schumann’s F major trio is a warmly expressive work with which ends with joyous élan and momentum.
“It’s truly a delight, and leaves this listener hungry for more … There’s much to applaud in this new exploration of the piano trios”
The Strad, 2022 (Haydn: Complete Piano Trios, Vol 1)